[CentOS] Re: Screen blacked out

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Mar 6 20:03:30 UTC 2007

techlists at comcast.net spake the following on
3/6/2007 11:52 AM:
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>
>> techlists at comcast.net spake the following on
>> 3/6/2007 10:38 AM:
>>> Yes, as mentioned below, I edited /etc/inittab from rescue mode, and changed 
>> it to run level 3. And the screen still went black upon reboot.
>> Then it is not related to your x configs. Have you tried going back to the
>> other monitor to see if the newer monitor has some issue?
> I don't think it's the xconfigs, I think it's the driver for the monitor. There's nothing wrong with the monitor; the boot messages display on the screen until a certain point, and then the screen blacks out. 
> How can I get the system to look at a different driver?
> Paul
AFAIR there shouldn't be any "driver" involved when you are in runlevel 3.
The only way I know of to control that is with a vga=xxx line in the kernel
boot line in grub. It should just be using plain vesa mode. Unless your video
card is very old, it should support it.
Could there be a bent or broken pin in the monitor cable? Can you swap cables?
Have you tried booting with a live cd of some kind to see if it works there?


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